Pretty Little Ballerinas: Ballet and Jazz Classes (2-10yrs)
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Pretty Little Ballerinas ballet school caters for children from the age of 2 years through to 10 years in their Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Rushcutters Bay, Alexandria and Coogee studios in the Eastern Suburbs and Inner West.
Pretty Little Ballerinas follows the Royal Academy of Dance syllabus and also offers RAD exams.
Introduce your child to the wonderful world of dance through Pretty Little Ballerinas as they provide fun yet structured classes. The class atmosphere is joyful with an emphasis on good manners, developing listening skills, understanding and maintaining good posture, and rhythm and musicality to improve co-ordination. PLB believes children learn best through imagery and story telling.
Baby Ballet: Ages 2-3 with parent/guardian. Baby Ballet is a fun-filled 30 minute ballet class designed for tiny ballerinas to dance along with their mum or dad in a fun, safe, caring environment. Each lesson they go on a magical journey with the use of storytelling, ballet based exercises and fun props to help stimulate imagination. As a parent, you will be able to see your child progress each week as they develop rhythm, balance and coordination while improving your child’s self-confidence.
Twinkle Toes: Ages 3-4. Twinkle Toes classes ballerinas learn the basics of classical ballet in a relaxed, non-stressed, comfortable environment. These 40 minute ballet classes are designed to help develop musicality, poise and to excite and inspire young minds and bodies.
Princess Ballet: Ages 4-5. This pre-school age classes focus on simple ballet positions, technique, musicality and the joys of ballet. By this age ballerinas will be learning to follow more detailed directions in a fun, light-hearted, nurturing environment.
Princess Ballet: Ages 4-5. These pre-school age classes focus on simple ballet positions, technique, musicality and the joys of ballet. By this age ballerinas will be learning to follow more detailed directions in a fun, light-hearted, nurturing environment.
Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus: Ages 5-10. Pretty Little Ballerinas follows the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), the world’s leading organisation in classical ballet eduction. These enjoyable 45 minutes classes encourage correct posture, alignment, strength, control and flexibility.
Jazz: Ages 4-8. This 40 minute class is for those who love to move, groove and sing! This fun introductory class will focus on basic jazz and hip hop techniques, co-ordination and flexibility.
118 Henderson Road, Alexandria NSW 2015 (Map)
1-7 Havelock Ave, Coogee NSW 2034 (Map)
Darlinghurst Community Space
277 Bourke St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010 (Map)
7 Waratah Street (above the grandstand) Rushcutters Bay NSW 2011 (Map)
Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre
1st Floor, Surry Hills Library and Community Centre, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills (Map)
St Michael’s Parish Hall
196 Albion Street (near Flinders St), Surry Hills NSW 2010 (Map)
For more information: Please contact Lizzy on 8036 1709 or send an email here.
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Mar 14 2018
My daughter has been going to the ballet class since 2-year old, she loves the teachers! Convenient location and timetable, friendly staffs, strongly recommended!
Feb 25 2018
My 5 year old absolutely love the class. It's a fun and encouraging environment for all kids to enjoy music and ballet. The Alexandria location is new and convenient, perfect for us. The end of year concert is always done professionally, very impressive.
Feb 18 2018
My daughter LOVES the classes with PLB and started around 2.5 and has recently moved up to the older class and is now being taught without me and of course is behaving perfectly for the teachers. The teachers are great with feedback and always take the time to talk through any concerns with you before or after class or via email. The classes are fun yet structured to teach ballet to a toddler in an engaging environment. Highly recommend.
Feb 17 2018
Both of my girls go to Pretty Little Ballerinas and love it. Lizzy has created is a fun positive environment for the kids to learn ballet. All of the teachers have been great role models for my girls.
Feb 16 2018
My daughter loves Pretty Little Ballerinas! After trying other dance classes we found PLB and I couldn’t be happier. Miss Lizzy (and all the ballet teachers) are so talented and really provide a fun and nurturing environment for the little ballerinas to learn in.
Feb 15 2018
Would definately recommend this place! The teachers are so positive, engaging and disciplined. Ms Lizzy is so organised which really helps busy parents get themselves organised with prompt reminders about what is happening at the studios. My daughter thoroughly enjoys her lessons and can't wait for the next. Thank you so much team Pretty Little Ballerina.
Feb 14 2018
My 4 year old daughter just LOVES her PLB class every week. There is a perfect mix of traditional ballet basics taught with fun and beautiful music. Lizzy is wonderful and the end of year concert is so professional, well organised and quite the spectacular!
Jan 30 2017
My daughter has been going to Pretty Little Ballerinas for a year now and has loved every minute of it. The talent and dedication of the teachers is wonderful and they are adored by the children. Would recommend 100%.
Jan 14 2017
Pirouettes, arabesques, turns and swirls, a perfect world for all the girls! "Pretty little ballerinas" is the place, for girls to express their poise and pace. You're truly the best without a doubt, and provide plenty to brag about! :)
Jan 06 2017
Took my baby girl after a recommendation from a girlfriend of mine. Miss Lizzy offered a free trial lesson to see how my then 2 year old would like it. Miss Lizzy showed us a well structured lesson in a totally relaxed and positive environment. The lessons focus on music dance and most of all fun and imagination!! We especially love the end of year concerts performed by all the students. Cuteness overload watching children dance. We have enjoyed 3 end of year concerts and loved every one of them. The classes have progressed as my daughter has gotten older. I love hearing what she has done in each lesson. Miss Lizzy shows utmost professionalism and caring nature to all her students and is passes onto he amazing and wonderful team.
Jan 05 2017
My 3 years old daughter Chloe loves coming to Pretty Little Ballerinas since she had a trial class. She likes Miss Lizzy very much after she had a few lessons with her. Because Miss Lizzy shows beautiful demonstration of the Ballet actions and uses her nice voice to inspire the children to dance gracefully. I personally like her teaching style when I danced with my daughter in the baby ballet class. It was always a happy experience for both of us every Tuesday. Chloe was so proud of herself in the end of year concert and she has gain a lot of confidence . I really appreciate Miss Lizzy's patience to teach Chloe . We look forward to dance with Miss Lizzy again !! ? Anchisa R.
Jan 04 2017
My daughter absolutely adores her ballet class and looks forward to it every week. The combo of dance and pretend play is perfect for little two year olds and it brings out the little ballerina in all of them !
Jan 04 2017
PLB is a wonderful ballet school ... my girls look forward to their class every week ... Miss Lizzy and her teachers create a warm and stimulating learning environment for your little dancer.
Jan 04 2017
Hands down the best activity my pre-schooler does. She's been with PLB for two years with no sign of losing interest. It's a really interactive, positive class and you can see the kids progressing each term.
Apr 19 2016
Lizzy and her team at PLB run fun and stimulating classes for toddlers. The classes involve ballet steps, fun movements, ribbons and fairy wands to keep the young ones interested during the class. Through the class my daughter has learnt confidence and class participation which has help her develop as person.
Mar 23 2016
Our 3yr old daughter has been going to PLB classes weekly for about a year now, and absolutely loves them. She started in the baby ballerinas class, which was really age appropriate - each week there is a different theme (e.g. circus, zoo etc), with short segments involving dancing, jumping, music and even some fairy-wand-bubble-popping action at the end. Great way to burn some energy and develop coordination. We now no longer live in the area, but still commute to the PLB classes because she loves them so much. Miss Lizzy and Miss Irena are amazing. I couldn't recommend these classes highly enough!
Mar 22 2016
My daughter has been attending PLB classes for over two years now (since she was 2yo and she is 4 now). She absolutely adores her teachers (Ms Lizzy and Ms Irina) and looks forward to dancing in the class every week. The classes are very well organised, fun and engaging; kids can easily follow instructions; they learn and have fun at the same time. The end of the year concert gives my daughter an enomous boost of self esteem and pride in her dancing. She's always looking forward to another concert. PLB team ensures that the kids learn discipline and dancing skills in a beautiful nurturing environment. They also get to dance to a beautiful classical music. I highly recommend PLB classes to any parent whose children are interested in starting the ballet/ dance classes. PLB will give your children a perfect introduction to the dance and music.
Mar 14 2016
My son and daughter have been enjoying PLB ballet classes for over a year now. On top of the great instruction offered in the classes, my children are both forming firm friendships with their class mates and enthusiastically look forward to class – I must admit I look forward to seeing the parents at drop off too! The teaching style at PLB is bringing out the best in my children and instilling in them a love of ballet and dance. The PLB team are absolute gems, and I’d highly recommended the classes to any parent looking to introduce their little one to proper ballet technique taught in a caring, creative and nurturing environment.
Mar 14 2016
My daughter (Aged 4) has been attending Pretty Little Ballerinas for just over a year and she loves it! Lizzy and the team have been flexible and accommodating when I have needed to make changes. The effort and attention that goes into the end of year concert is incredible and it is all done without any pressure or expectation placed on the children. My daughter is still dancing her concert steps around the house and loves wearing her costume. I would recommend Pretty Little Ballerinas to any mums looking for an incredible, fun and flexible ballet school for their children.
Mar 13 2016
A beautiful environment that inspires creative dance that is not only fun but is taught by a positive team of teachers. My daughter looks forward to her classes each week and is thoroughly engaged. Keep up the good work girls!
Mar 13 2016
My then 2 year old daughter joined PLB late last year and her weekly ballet classes with Miss Lizzy has been one of the highlights ever since. Lizzy is very patient with children and it is clear throughout the classes that she cares for them very much. She is also very approachable which I think is important. The baby class is easy to engage for the little ones with routine involved, fun with a lot of imagination and using instruments and props. I really enjoyed this class moving around with my daughter. My daughter has moved up to Twinkle Toes recently. While I sometimes wonder what they do in the classroom, I am enjoying my me-time knowing that my daughter is in good hands and enjoying the class with her classmates.
Mar 10 2016
We love this Rushcutters ballet school - attentive teaching and some magical themes have really engaged our four-year old. Plus, we loved the effort, energy and costumes for the Christmas concert!
Mar 08 2016
My daughter loves her classes with Miss Lizzy! This is her second year and I'm sure she will continue for many years to come. She looks forward to every class and she skips / dances home afterwards. The end of year concert is beautifully run and incredibly professional. Lizzy and the teachers are so kind and patient. My daughter is usually shy in front of lots people but she loved every minute of it!
Mar 08 2016
My daughter joined Pretty Little Ballerinas almost a year ago. She absolutely loves it and is always looking forward to it. The atmosphere is very positive and uplifting. We used to come to Surry Hills for her lesson, but now conveniently have a two minute walk to Rushcutters Bay.
Jan 18 2016
My daughters love going to ballet at Pretty Little Ballerinas. We have been attending classes for the past two years and it the highlight of their week. The classes are very well run and the teachers are amazing with the children. Their approach to each child, their attention to detail and wonderful words of encouragement each week is what sets them apart from any other schools we've attended. Pretty Little Ballerinas holds a fantastic end of year concert each year. It's a wonderful day, and the girls love being up on stage and having family from overseas watching them perform. We love Pretty Little Ballerinas! Looking forward to another great year of ballet with Miss Lizzy.
Nov 23 2015
100% recommend PLB. The teachers are very patient and kind and each class engages the child and gets their imaginations going as they go on a new adventure each. The classes are excellent and I have really seen my daughter grow in confidence since she started attending. Ballet day is definitely our favourite day of the week!
Jun 16 2015
My daughter LOVES her Saturday ballet class. She spends the whole week at home in between classes pretending to be Miss Lizzy and reenacting her ballet classes! I often find her in her bedroom practising her ballet moves, so adorable. Miss Lizzy's classes are fun, imaginative and pitched at exactly the right level for the gorgeous little ballerinas. I'm not sure who enjoys the classes more, my 2 year old or me!
Jun 15 2015
My daughter loves coming to Pretty Little Ballerinas every week. She loves to dance and play with others. The teachers are very patient with little ones. Especially Lizzy She's great!!
May 11 2015
My daughter has been going to PLB for 9 months and she loves it. The classes are both professional and really fun. Lizzy knows exactly how to create a perfect class for our little ones, she really cares about them, and teach them ballet stances in a creative and fun atmosphere. On top of all, she organizes an end of the year show where we can see the children in costumes performing on a real stage all the moves they have learnt so far.
Apr 16 2014
Highly recommend PLB if your little one loves to move and dance. What I love about Lizzy’s classes is she uses imaginative play and fun themes whilst integrating basic ballet positions to engage the children and nurture their love to dance. My daughter has been going to Lizzy’s class for 10 months and it’s been amazing to see how much she has developed and gained confidence.
Mar 27 2014
Having never attended any form of dance classes myself, I went in blind and did not know what to expect when I first started enquiring about ballet schools for my daughter, Arabella Rose to attend. I emailed various schools and was not very impressed and the delay in communication or lack there of. Pretty Little Ballerinas was different. Lizzy not only return my email promptly, but her reply was very welcoming and there was no pressure to join the classes at all (which I did receive from some of the schools I contacted). Pretty Little Ballerinas was hands down our leading choice when choosing a school to enrol Arabella in. My daughter has loved every moment of being part of Lizzy's school, from the very first class, up until now. Saturdays are definitely a very exciting highlight to her week as she wakes up early and gets ready for her ballet lessons singing "Lizzy, Lizzy, Rina......." - Arabella absolutely adores Lizzy. I believe since becoming part of Pretty Little Ballerinas, Arabella's confidence has multiplied ten fold and it is a testament to Lizzy and her genuine encouragement and care for her tiny students in her school. This is Arabella Rose's second term and no doubt we will be continuing for years to come!!
Feb 17 2014
Miss Lizzy's classes are so beautifully thought out, it is evident how much planning and preparation goes into each lesson. Thank You so much for taking the time to create such a magical story EVERY week :)
Feb 11 2014
Miss Lizzy is much loved by the children in her Twinkle Toes class, my daughter especially! This is the highlight of my three-year-old's week and it's such a great way for her to learn not only basic ballet skills but how to follow instructions from someone outside the family - not to mention the interaction with other children. Boys attend as well as girls and I find the whole vibe relaxed but highly professional.
Feb 06 2014
My daughter loves ballet with Lizzy. Lizzy makes it so fun for the kids that they are engrossed in the games and exercises. I am surprised at how she get a group of under 3's to participate so well. Ballet is our Saturday morning outing to get dressed up, grab a babycino and have some fun dancing. Great for mums and kids.
Aug 26 2013
My daughter throughly enjoys every minute of the class and can't wait to go back! Amazing teacher, with a passion for ballet, very caring and relaxed environment. Engaging classes with careful attention played to stimulating 'little ballerinas' both physically and mentally.
Jul 26 2013
My daughter Jessie has just started at pretty little ballerinas and is absolutely loving it! It has a wonderfully welcoming atmosphere, and a lovely imaginative nature that takes the little ones on a great ballet adventure. its truly impressive to see how absorbed the kids are with miss Lizzy for a whole 40mins. Massive thumbs up!
Jul 25 2013
We love Lizzy and ballet every week! Our little Clemmie, who is 2 1/2 talks about Ballet all week til we go, she does the moves she learns around our living room which gives me endless giggles! It is a really fun, special thing we do every week together. I think she loves it so much because Lizzy makes it so fun and different- each week we have a new theme, of a circus or fairy garden etc (I don't know how she comes up with all the ideas!), so there's new music and moves. Clemmie has learned to jump and use her imagination for the first time, so so cute! We LOVE it!
Jun 16 2013
Miss Lizzy is a breath of fresh air to Darlinghurst. Her lessons are beautiful and the children just love her. Classes are small, allowing Miss Lizzy to give each child her careful attention. My ballerina is captivated by Miss Lizzy and loves popping the bubbles at the end of the lesson. This is a fun, age appropriate class for young children in a caring environment. Thank you Miss Lizzy!
Jun 06 2013
Lizzy's ballet classes are everything a little girl dreams of! No matter what age, the children are completely captivated by Lizzy. The amazing adventures she dreams up for the girls in class each week are so enigmatic that even some of the mums long to join in. Pretty Little Ballerinas is an absolute joy to watch... I finally know why people always say your SO lucky to have a little girl. Thanks for opening up in Surry Hills Lizzy!
Jun 03 2013
My little ballerina LOVES her Monday visit to see Lizzy. The classes are so lovely and the little ones love the fantasy adventures that Lizzy takes them on. Such a clever idea to incorporate simple ballet postures into fun adventures. Highly recommended for boys and girls. 10 out of 10!
May 16 2013
My daughter loves going to Ballet at Pretty Little Ballerinas. Each week little miss S puts on her favourite tutu and I put her hair in a bun- it's a must! (just like Miss Lizzy she says) The classes are designed in age groups and each lesson the children get to use all sorts of fun-filled props. Every lesson is different and little miss S gets so excited telling her nanny and pop what she did in class that week!